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Transcend Develops SuperMLC NAND Technology

Here I sat thinking that I knew all the terms for the different NAND technologies and then Transcend comes along with a new one that they have called SuperMLC. SuperMLC was developed as a more cost…

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ASRock Releases Upgraded BeeBox NUC Mini-PC

ASRock released an upgraded version of their tiny NUC mini PC, the BeeBox. The BeeBox is now available with a quad-core processor, 32GB eMMC SSD and comes bundled with a free copy of Windows 10. The…

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Intel 750 Series SSD Firmware Update Improves Boot Times

Intel’s 750 series SSD incorporates astonishingly high read/write speeds but encountered slow boot times compared to traditional SATA storage devices. Thankfully, Intel has released a firmware update today which addresses the prolonged boot problems. To upgrade your…

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QNAP Launches Intel Xeon Quad-Core Powered TVS-ECx80U-SAS-RP Series NAS

QNAP announced a new series of NAS devices for businesses that need nothing but the best, the new TVS-ECx80-SAS-RP series. The new NAS units are built around an Intel Xeon E3-1246 v3 quad core 3.5 GHz…

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SilverStone Announces ECM20 Dual M.2 PCIe Card

SilverStone released a new PCIe add-in card that brings a duality of M.2 support to your system, the ECM20. It can connect a PCIe based M.2 SSD via the PCIe x4 connector and at the same…

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Silicon Motions Presents New NVMe and SATA Turnkey Controllers

This has surely been an exciting year in storage with a lot of new breakthroughs being made available for the consumers and enterprises alike. We’ve seen a rise in triple-cell and 3D NAND that in short…

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SanDisk Flash Drives and SSDs at Computex 2015

Computex 2015 – SanDisk also brought along all their other storage devices such as the impressive 128GB Ultra Fit USB 3.0 drive. This is the world’s smallest high-capacity USB 3.0 drive and it can hold up…

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SanDisk Showcase Industry’s First 2TB SATA and Portable SSDs at Computex 2015

Computex 2015 – The highlight for me at the SanDisk booth were the new, and Industries first, 2TB SATA SSD. The CloudSpeed Evo Gen II is optimized for cloud data services, video streaming, social media analytics…

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Plextor Presents New Entry Level SSD at Computex 2015

Computex 2015 – It has been a while since we’ve had any new drives come from Plextor and that might be because they’ve been busy, not just by getting them ready but also to make the…

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OCZ Shows off Their Storage Drives at Computex 2015

Computex 2015 – A company like OCZ can’t be missed and we did of course stop by their booth to check out the latest storage drives out of their house. The Trion 100 series is a…

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Addonics Announced M2 Hybrid Controller and M2 SSD Adapter

Addonics is one of those companies that creates gadgets and tools that you didn’t know you need until you see them, then you don’t know how you ever lived without. They have just released two new…

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MSI to Introduce a M.2 to Turbo Mini-SAS Connector Add-in Card

News has just come down from MSI HQ that they are going to make available mini-SATA add-in cards for M.2 slots. The reasoning behind this is for current and new users of MSI motherboards can fully…

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ASRock Rolls out the 970M Pro3 Micro-ATX AM3+ Motherboard

ASRock has announced one of the very few AMD 9-series chipset based socket AM3+ motherboards in the micro-ATX form-factor, the 970M Pro3. The motherboard is said to be based on the AMD 970 chip and supports…

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Trouble and Confusion with Intel’s X99 Chipset and SATA Ports

There has been a lot of confusion the past couple of weeks where it first was thought that Intel had pulled back the latest RSTe drivers, but in fact the were just listed wrong as they’re not…

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Kingston SSDnow M2 SATA 120GB Solid State Drive Review

Introduction Kingston has a long line of storage options for about every usage you could have. Today I’m taking a look at the SSDnow M.2 SATA Solid State Drive with a capacity of 120GB. The M.2…

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SMART Modular Announces M.2 SATA with SafeDATA

SMART Modular Technologies announced its new M.2 SATA XR+ product family equipped with SafeDATA power loss protection technology. These new SATA3 solid state drives (SSDs) are optimized specifically for high-reliability in networking, telecom and industrial applications…

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New Controller Allows for 5TB Solid State Drives

A common problem with current SSDs, or rather nuisance, is their limitation of 1TB storage. Sage Microelectronics has developed a new controller chip that will allow for drives with up to 5TB capacity. According to the company,…

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Plextor M6S 256GB Solid State Drive Review

Introduction Our look over Plextor’s M6- SSD product line has seen us look at their M6e PCIe based M.2 drive, where the limitations of the SATA interface are no match for top end performance and more…

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Plextor M6M 128GB mSATA Solid State Drive Review

Introduction A few months ago I took a look at a drive that has managed to slingshot Plextor right back into the enthusiast market with a drive that took the limitations of the SATA III interface…

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Crucial MX100 256GB Solid State Drive Review

Introduction Coming off the back of our look at the 512GB model of Crucial’s new MX100 line of drives, our review today focusses on the mid-range 256GB drive which comes in at a level that many…

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Latest Plextor Memory Products at Computex 2014

Next up on our tour of Computex 2014 we’re taking some time out to have a look at Plextor’s storage products to hit the consumer market. As we know from our look at the SSD market…

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Crucial MX100 512GB Solid State Drive Review

Introduction The SSD market these days is flooded with high performance drives that are geared to push the boundaries of what is possible both on the SATA interface, but now also on the mSATA and M.2…

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Seagate Desktop 3.5″ 4TB Solid State Hybrid Drive Review

Introduction In today’s market, there are countless storage options out there for you to choose for your current system or for a new build that you are planning and in general we find one of two…

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OCZ Vertex 460 240GB Solid State Drive Review

Introduction Over the last few months, OCZ have been in the limelight with the news of imminent bankruptcy and to be quite honest, for us reviewers and particularly those of use that review their products it…

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ADATA Premier Pro SP920 256GB Solid State Drive Review

Introduction In the world of solid state drives, there are a vast number of advantages to be seen and had over the older mechanical counterparts and aside from raw capacity and the consequent price per GB…

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EXCLUSIVE: OcUK Debuts Wire-free SATA Adaptors

Getting a new and revolutionary product to market is always a challenge, but there are some instances where the product is so revolutionary that it changes the way in which we interact and manage our beloved…

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Plextor M6S Availability In Q2 Announced

Following the announcement of the new M6 series of solid state drives during IFA last year, Plextor have been busy working away behind the scenes to get the range ready for launch. On top of this…